As I document my camera collection, Putting a Roll Through is going to be a semi-regular feature displaying the rolls of film I run through each functional camera to see how it works.
These images are from my Mar-Crest toy camera (full write up here), and what is most evident is…well, a lot of things. Mostly, it’s just not a very good camera.
To capture them, I just took the camera on a roundabout walk to work through Denver’s Capitol Hill. What you can’t see in the 8th shot on the roll is the Women’s Press Club building on Logan Street — sadly, it’s so overexposed I couldn’t even save it in Photoshop.
These were shot using Efke R100 127 film and developed in Kodak HC-110 mixed in the unofficial formula E (47:1) for 7 min at 69°F.
Photoshopping included only black and white conversion (I scan in color to preserve nuances) and bringing the black levels up so that, in a few shots, you can actually see what I was looking at.